Opinion

City Scene: National Night Out helps keep our community safe, united

Next Tuesday, Aug. 4 marks National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The a ...

From Where I Sit: Say goodbye to my little friend

2004 seems like such a long time ago. W. was still in his first term. MySpace was the thing. Facebook hadn’t burst upon the scene in its current fullness. The iPod was a cool ...

Olga on Investments: How a paid-off mortgage affects your retirement

Preparing to retire can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. After years of saving and planning for retirement, the day has finally come to relax and live life. Yet many ...

The Real McCoy: Is it wise to reject a buyers request for an extension?

Dear Kari, My wife and I are in the middle of trying to sell our home, but it seems that the buyers are dragging their feet. We have made all of the buyers requested repairs ...

Letter to the Editor: Grass is greener at City Hall

Dear Folsom Neighbors: I salute you for believing and understanding this drought and letting your beautiful lawns go golden. I am however, horrified after visiting Folsom City Hal ...

Letter to the Editor: Enough is enough with Parkway plan

The Parkway Village project was denied once again by the planning commission on Wednesday, July 15.  Residents have been fighting various proposals for these lots since 2003.& ...

Letter to the Editor: Developer should be good neighbor

Regarding your story about the proposed Parkway Village on Silberhorn Drive, when it was clear putting 33 homes and spaces for 99 vehicles on less than 5 acres had generated an ang ...

From Where I Sit: Celebrating Ramadan with the MCF

Once again, the MCF (Muslim Community of Folsom) invited the general public to a recent event at the community center. On a recent Sunday night after sunset they hosted a large fe ...

The Real McCoy: Tips to minimize stress while moving the family

Dear Kari, My husband and I have four children and we are going to move to another state due to a job transfer. We were wondering if you had any tips for us that would make the m ...

Olga on Investments: How are mutual funds affected by the market?

First, let’s begin with understanding what mutual funds are. Imagine taking a basket and putting different types of fruit into it. Anytime that you dislike a certain fruit, y ...

From Where I Sit: The in and out of “Inside Out”

I am not a movie fanatic, but every once in a while a film comes along and I mark it down in the mental notebook to plan a trip to the theater. Two people say goodbye to a 20 dolla ...

The Real McCoy: Buyers bamboozled by seller’s unexpected contingency

Dear Kari, Our agent has been showing us homes for over three months and we finally gave up the thought of being homeowners. My wife and I could not find a home that seemed s ...

Olga on Investments: How often should your investments be reviewed?

Oftentimes people spend years saving towards an important goal in their lives. If you have your savings invested, you naturally won’t want to see your balance dip when the ma ...

On the Town: On the Town is going on hiatus

Mechanical items, like cars, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners, etc. all eventually need maintenance such as tune-ups, oil changes and even part replacements. So is the cas ...

From Where I Sit: Happy belated birthday to America

Did you see the near combination of Venus and Jupiter in the western sky a few nights ago? This interesting phenomenon caused me to pause after church and gaze for a while. My frie ...